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Williamstown Relay for Life to be parade, drive-thru

WILLIAMSTOWN — This year’s Relay for Life of Williamstown will consist of a parade through the city and a luminaria drive-through at Tomlinson Park.

Organizers decided to forego the traditional Relay format due to concern over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said Carmen Hathaway, senior community development manager for the American Cancer Society.

Relay teams and cancer survivors are asked to decorate their cars and line up at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the Wood County Christian School parking lot. The parade begins at 9.

Williamstown residents are invited to stand along the route from the school to the park while maintaining social distance.

From 9:30-10 p.m., folks can drive slowly through Tomlinson Park to see luminaria bearing the names of those who have battled cancer.

People can donate to the Relay or purchase a luminaria by visiting www.relayforlife.org/williamstownwv.

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